Ive noticed since having 1-2 days a week higher in carbs (150g-200g) has actually helped me lose weight. I was starting to plateau after about 4 months eating 90% primal. I added in some sweet potato, or other sharchy root (beets) and bam!! My weight loss continues! Ive even noticed eating 100-150g of naturally sourced carbohydrates (potatos, fruit) dont really have much affect on my anymore. When I eat any grain however, i bloat up like a baloon. Id reccomend a 1-2 day refeed for those who are struggling with the last few lbs! definitely! great article!
I was a ketogenic/no carb dieter for several years. I lost 102 lbs in 2004 (and was ‘too skinny’ from others pov’s) and kept it off by only eating no carb foods for 8 years. I fell off the wagon 18 months ago and have gained back 75 lbs. I got back on the wagon 27 days ago and am down lbs already. I’m walking a lot too. 3 miles, or 1 hour, every morning before breakfast to help burn the fat before breaking the fast. My biggest question that I just can not find an answer to, because every place I go to contradicts the other, is about muscle loss – Why do they call it muscle loss? it’s not the muscle tissue that’s going anywhere, it’s the glycogen and water in the muscles. So what’s the big deal? All I really want to know is if I’m doing myself any favors with the power walking twice/day, or am I actually hurt myself. Common sense tells me it’s good for my muscles to get them working hard like I am, after having been sedentary for more than a year, and it’s good for the fat burning process as well. Am I right? or am I wrong???
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